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​"The [Green House] model has been praised by academics and doctors and seems far better suited than traditional facilities to stave off the spread of infection and the isolation that has devastated the elderly in recent months.”

McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Mor: Time to rethink U.S. nursing home landscape
Mor says the key to quality care for long-term care residents who need social support more than medical intervention may be in private rooms and smaller, Green House-style facilities. Their small residential groupings and staff assignments were associated with lower COVID-19 risk."

May 17, 2021

Senior Housing News
Covid-19 Tests Senior Living Providers’ Creativity In Resident Engagement
Featured: SunPorch of Smith County

April 14, 2020

Cleveland County Herald (Arkansas)
Seven of County’s Eight Virus Cases Declared Recovered
“Dr. Mark Attwood reported last week that a second round of testing showed there were no positive cases of the coronavirus at the Green House Cottages of Southern Hills nursing home in Rison despite some initial tests coming back positive.”

April 22, 2020 

Richmond Times Dispatch
From COVID-19 ground zero, Dr. Jim Wright of Canterbury offers vision for dementia patients
Susan Ryan and Jim Wright interviewed and quoted throughout.

April 18, 2020 (Arkansas)
 Woman who survived tree falling on house, lives in COVID-19-impacted nursing home
"If there were to be an outbreak in a cottage, I think we're ideally suited for that in that again, we're only housed 12 people to a cottage and that we're taking so many preventative measurements that we're ready should an outbreak occur," Montgomery said at the time."

April 28, 2020

As COVID-19 Ravages Nursing Homes, A New Push For Better Senior Housing
“Downsizing current facilities is not as realistic as building smaller new ones. This was one driving force for Steve McAlilly, chief executive office of Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, Mississippi, who launched the first of what would become a national movement called The Green House Project in 2003…"

April 30, 2020

REALTOR Magazine (National Association of Realtors)
Interview with Barbara Ballinger, writer for NAR magazine.
Publication likely this month.


McKnight’s Senior Living News
Pandemic could push industry to explore new options for nursing homes

Quote: “The article noted that one potential solution may be building smaller facilities, as the spread of infection is greater in bigger ones. These may include more facilities following the Green House Project, a long-term care concept originally developed in 2003. Each Green House has no more than 10 to 12 residents, each of whom has an apartment and bathroom while sharing a common dining area. With two nursing assistants and a nurse for every 10 residents, the Green House concept allows the staff to develop more lasting relationships with residents.”

May 4, 2020

New York Times
As Death Toll in Nursing Homes Climbs, Calls to Redesign Them Grow


Quote: "’But anecdotal reports suggest that private rooms may be having more success at keeping the coronavirus at bay. 

That is the conviction of the Green House Project, a nonprofit organization that oversees 266 small-house nursing homes. Of the 243 projects that supplied data in early May, eight reported having cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there were no deaths, said Susan Ryan, the organization’s senior director.

‘From a design perspective, this has only reinforced what we thought was a good idea,’ she added.”

May 12, 2020

The Walrus (Canada)
Dementia Care Gets Its Own Village


Quote: “The Village doesn’t adhere to one care model. Jespersen also borrowed from other approaches around the world, including De Hogeweyk in the town of Weesp, in the Netherlands, and the Green House Project in the US. Both are community-like care homes that prioritize residents’ freedom of movement, and each also offers homey environments instead of institutional ones, providing residents with autonomy.”

May 11, 2020

Perkins Eastman Architects
How COVID-19 Will Affect Where Boomers Retire 


Green House referenced throughout.

May 12, 2020

CBS Radio with Debbie Rodriguez
Interview with Debbie Rodriguez, news anchor for CBS Morning Drive Hour. 

Publication/Air date: May 14 or 15.

Deseret News
Interview about COVID-19 and the future of nursing home care with Susan.

Publication/Air date: May 14 or 15.

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